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Sep
19

WRITING LESS IS OFTEN MORE

All of us who love to write often are caught in an “expression” trap. We know what we want to say, but to fully express our thoughts we become wordy […]

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Posted on: September 19, 2018 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Jun
23

Questions to Ask from Reader-Based Feedback

Authors typically like to receive feedback from what they have written. They hand their manuscripts to friends or colleagues and ask for their opinions. I’d like to suggest this is […]

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Posted on: June 23, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Mar
11

10 Steps to Effective Speech-Making

Years ago I read a book by James Robinson, Winning Them Over: Get Your Message Across by Dealing Successfully with the Media_. Robinson explains how to effectively convey ideas to […]

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Feb
27

The Importance of Reaching Their Hearts

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost In my last post I wrote about […]

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Posted on: February 27, 2015 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Jan
16

Why It is Critical to Strengthen Your Language

Words can communicate or distract. Too many words can cause a reader to stop reading and never pick up your book or article again. As writers we need to be […]

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Posted on: January 16, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Nov
12

3 Ways You Can Use Categories to Sell Your Books

Typically, as we write, the core message (or in fiction the core conflict) will determine what the book is about. These “cores” do not, however determine the book’s genre or […]

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Posted on: November 12, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Sep
24

Staying in the Orbit of Your Creativity

We all live in some kind of orbit. Each day, each to-do list or each crisis puts us into some kind of path. We often try to propel ourselves into […]

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Posted on: September 24, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Sep
05

That One Thing

 City Slickers, Starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance, is a funny movie with an interesting premise. Palance plays Curly, a tough old cowpoke who is tasked with leading a band […]

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Posted on: September 5, 2013 in Featured, Writing
 

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